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Fellowship: Question #6 - artists!

Fellowship: Question #6 - artists!

Nov 11, 2018

What artist would you like to see illustrate a Tolkien book, that hasn't yet had such an opportunity from the publishers?

If possible, provide link to the artist's website or other online presence, thanks!

Having illustrated or provide cover art for a book about Tolkien does not disqualify the artist, for this particular discussion. And there will be a question later about favorite foreign edition cover art, save those up!
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Nov 15, 2018
Yep, Patrick Wynne.

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Nov 16, 2018
I like those Patrick Wynne pictures a lot.
Dec 6, 2018
Seller: belchrn (8936)
Ended Dec 6, 2018
Buy-It-Now:
$850.00
Guessing everyone's seen this? On the subject of art, I think these look really great... if they weren't so overpriced I might even consider making an offer. I like the seller's claim that they "may be the very first professionally illustrated set of The Lord of the Rings." Could be! (Not sure if it qualifies as 'professional' though.)

eBay item #132399465897
Dec 6, 2018
They are actually quite cool - nice art. I don't think the price is unreasonable for the amount of illustrations.
Dec 6, 2018
They've been up for quite a while now. I like them & they're definitely something I'd be interested in if they were cheaper.
Dec 6, 2018
Looks like somebody (I'm thinking here) has bought them. Good! I like them very much myself.
Dec 6, 2018

Aelfwine wrote:
Looks like somebody (I'm thinking here) has bought them. Good! I like them very much myself.


Wow, look at that, if it was somewhere here it'd be great to see a few more pages of illustrations!
Dec 7, 2018

Berelach wrote:

Aelfwine wrote:
Looks like somebody (I'm thinking here) has bought them. Good! I like them very much myself.


Wow, look at that, if it was somewhere here it'd be great to see a few more pages of illustrations!



Likewise - would love to see them. I considered buying the set, but shipping, duties, etc would have added a bit too much cost to justify.
Dec 8, 2018
Rackham, Fairy in a Tree in the current online Sotheby's auction, lot 255.
https://www.sothebys.com/buy/5d9db10f- ... 08-47bb-8358-bef3e5e4886d
Forget the fairy, the tree is quite Entish.
Dec 8, 2018
That's a very entish tree drawing, yes! I like it a lot, thanks for sharing Arbor.
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